Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Millionaire's First Love

"I'll regret it for the rest of
my life. But this girl is more
important than 99.9% of my
inheritance that I'm throwing
away." - Kang Jae Kyung


Kang Jae-kyung (Hyun Bin) is
your typical rich kid. He's
arrogant, drives sporty cars,
attends the big clubs and rides
through school corridors on
his motorcycle. As his 18th birthday approaches he's set
to inherit his grandfather's
fortune, but first Jae-kyung
is required to transfer to a
new school in Gangwon Province
and graduate. Until then all access to his penthouse,
cottage and credit cards is
denied. Should he fail to
graduate or drop out then he
loses everything. If he wishes
to give up he'll only get 0.1% of his over-all inheritance.
With little choice he heads out
to the countryside and a small
town in which daily life is far
removed from what he's used to. Shortly after settling into
his new home he meets 19 year-
old Choi Eun-hwan (Lee Yeon-
hee), who just happened to run
into him back in Seoul. They
don't exactly hit it off; he's far too stubborn and cool for
school, while she sees hope for
him and sets out to make him see
it for himself. As they
eventually draw closer,
thanks to a set of coincidences and school projects they learn
more about one another. Kang
learns of Choi's terminal
disease and does what he can to
make her happy. He even tells
his lawyer that he would give up his inheritance so he could
buy the orphanage for her. Once during the rehearsal of a
play at the school, Kang Jae-
kyung notices that the play is
actually like the incident
that had happened in his life.
He recalls a childhood memory of being at the orphanage at
Gangwondo, where he had met
Eun-Whan and had made a
promise to return in ten days.
He went to find her and told
her that he was unable to fulfill his promise and did not
remember his promise or the
girl because his parents had
died in a car accident on that
same day so he erased all his
memories of the unfortunate past. The day of the play came and
Jae-kyung asked his classmate
a favor to trade places, him as
the Colonel rather than the
maid. He went to Eun-whan's side
and she asked him if he could put on the socks he bought
earlier to her. While they were
dancing, she felt a sudden pain
and went backstage then
returned much to Jae-kyung's
worry. Eun-whan's mother came to watch the show. Later, they celebrated the
success of the play. The
couple sat on the swing, Eun-
whan told Jae-kyung "Sarang-
hae" (Korean: "I love you.")
and that she's sleepy, sleeping for 3 minutes. The first snow
came. On their graduation day, Choi
Eun-whan received the Award of
Friendship but didn't come as
she never woke up, three
minutes was over. A white
bouquet of flower sat instead her seat next to Jae-kyung's
chair. He stayed for a while and
walked outside carrying the
flowers. His grandpa's lawyer
came, congratulated him and
told him that the inheritance is his now as of that moment. Jae-kyung
built a house with
many windows in memory of Eun-
whan. He stated after the 50
first snows hit its windows,
they will meet again.

Another certified TEARJERKER.

"Let me live." - Choi Eun Hwan


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